Keolis obtains the renewal of the public transport contract in Alès, France

6th January 2021
On 3 December 2020, the Syndicat Mixte des Transports du Bassin d'Alès (SMBTA), in France's Gard department, renewed its trust in Keolis for the operation and maintenance of its entire NTecC public transport network, which will be renamed Ales’Y from 1 April 2021. All mobility services will be refashioned under this new name: Ales’Y by Bus, Ales’y Carpool, Ales’y by Bike and Ales’y by Scooter.

This new public service concession, lasting nine years and eight months, began on 1 January 2021 and will generate cumulative revenue of over €120M.

Between now and the end of the contract, Keolis, whose objective is to increase network ridership and commercial revenues by 28%, will support the conurbation in the energy transition of its vehicle fleet, which will notably result in the deployment of France's first public carpooling network, the development of new mobility services and the introduction of a hydrogen-powered bus.